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I really like this plaza! It's quite beautiful with its fountain and statue of Don Quixote. Some days around back there is a market where you can buy various items of clothing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On your way to Templo de Debod, from Palacio Real, you can stop to Plaza de España. A lovely and relaxing place to stop by and a great place for Don Quixote's fans to enjoy the bronze sculptures of both Don Quixote and Sancho Panza-as well as Miguel de Cervantes's statue that overlooks his creations.

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Esfahan, Iran
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm hotel owner in Isfahan and wana to have an agent in Madrid. Beside of this beautiful sq I hope to find one good place for my hotels.

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New York City, New York
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486 reviews
353 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square looked nice and peaceful back in 2010. Now for some strange reason they built some portable merchant stalls around it selling cheap souvenirs and other junk. These structures completely enclose the plaza which boasts a monument to Cervantes. Hope they disassemble them soon though it looks like they're here to stay.

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Union, Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has many monument that are just awesome to look at. And it is an oasis near a business touristic street

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this plaza! It's quite beautiful with its fountain and statue of Don Quixote. Some days around back there is a market where you can buy various items of clothing and trinkets. It's also pretty quiet, there weren't a lot of people there when we went so it was nice to sit and relax.

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Gateshead, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a large square located at the western end of the Gran Via right in the centre of Madrid. It has great tree lined areas but also two wonderful monuments and sculptures. The water featured sculpture at the Gran Via end of the square is beautiful whilst right in the centre is the superb monument to Miguel de... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated near the center of city and very relaxation place wish monument of Miguel de Cervantez, Don Kixot and Sancho Panzo

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Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A landmark in Madrid. Good if you have a car. Walking is Ok from Sol Area and Gran Via street. If you have time don't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We started a day your here. Nice surroundings and the monument Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra . It's Christmas and there was a fair around that place, so the view was instructed unless you enter through the temporary structures.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The views are obstructed by some kind of a building. Lots of tourists and a large police presence, so it's very safe and fairly clean.

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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